Grant Hill Has Retired

by June 01, 2013

Back in April, Grant Hill said this was likely his final season in the NBA. Tonight, the 40-year-old future Hall of Famer (with career averages of 16.7 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game) announced that this was indeed the end after 19 seasons. The seven-time All-Star broke the news on TNT, prior to Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals between Miami and Indiana. Per USA Today: “The last four or five years I would take about a month (after the season to decide to continue) and within a month, if I still wanted to do it, I would. Putting it simply, after a month, I just realized I didn’t want to play anymore,’ Hill said. ‘There’s a lot of reasons for that, but you know when you know. It just felt right. I’m excited and looking forward to moving on and doing other things. I worked hard. I put a lot into it, and I enjoyed every minute of it. But now is the time to move on. I feel great physically. It’s important to go out feeling good, particularly considering all the setbacks I had health-wise throughout my career.’ […] ‘I’m just glad I was able to keep working,’ Hill said of his injuries. ‘When doctors told me I was done, I was able to get another 10 years. I’m very grateful for that.'”